Leadership

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The importance we place on money affects our lives in myriad ways, from where we live to the kind of job we choose to the amount of time we spend on work or leisure. Conventional wisdom — as well as economic theory — says the more of something we have, the less of it we want, but that’s not the...
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When does prudent bank leverage morph into a form of gambling? And why does it happen? A new paper by researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Business sheds light on both questions, and comes to an uncomfortable conclusion: If regulators want to substantially reduce the costs of future bank...
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Private equity firms often get a bad rap in the popular media — picture Gordon Gekko in the 1980s movie Wall Street and, more recently, negative characterizations during the last presidential election — but new research by Stanford faculty member Shai Bernstein should dispel some of the myths...
Andy Dunn
Andy Dunn is the founding CEO of Bonobos, a clothing company that launched online in 2007 with the introduction of a line of pants that promise a more flattering fit for men. The company has since expanded, and it now sells a full line of menswear through its e-commerce “guideshop” stores and...
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Not all gifts arrive in neat packages. This is definitely true for feedback. Giving it is one of the more difficult tasks that business managers face, yet it is crucial for making workplace relationships more functional and people more productive, says Carole Robin, director of the Arbuckle...

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